Thanks for getting in touch and for this tremendous invitation. I'm flattered and excited by the offer.
Representation matters to me. I'm curious: How are you aiming to build a diverse speaker line-up this year? Last years's conference only had 1 female and 1 person of color.
My inclusion rider: I'll join as a speaker if the line-up includes at least ██ women and ██ POC.
I realize putting together a diverse line-up is difficult. As a white male, I'd rather not take up a slot that could better feature someone not like me. Here's a list of people I can recommend.
I've been struggling to come up with a good answer to this question: What is good code?
Programming is such a technical subject. It appears to be something you can definitively analyze. But when I think about it through this question, programming seems entirely subjective.
I know good code can be readable, terse, eloquent, standardized, innovative. But it can't be just one of these qualities.
Good code can be highly stylized — utilizing nuanced patterns rarely seen elsewhere. Or good code can be highly structured — following strict guidelines and established conventions. Bad code can be either as well.
I think the answer to "What is good code?" is that there is no answer. You can't put it in words. Like asking "What makes a joke funny?"